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(Bishop Laval era) Death of, 11.
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Born at Vervins, near Laon, France, about 1570.
Studied law an...
Johnson John M
(1818-1868). (Tilley era) Solicitor-general, New Brunswick,
Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, 1827. Studied law
and called ...
Turgiss Father Charles
(Samuel de Champlain era) Jesuit missionary at Miscou, 234. (Bi...
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see Morgan, Can. Men.
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) A storeship launched at Montreal, 244.
King Rev Wm
(George Brown Era) Moving spirit in negro settlement in Upper C...
Company Of New France Compagnie Des Cent-associes
1627, by Cardinal Richelieu, on the advice of Isa...
Mcgill Peter 1789-1860 Born In Scotland Emigrated To Canada In
1809; became a wealthy merchant of Montreal. President of the B...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Lieutenant-general of police and mayor o...
Wake Sir Isaac 1580-1632 Born At Hartwell Northamptonshire
England. Educated at Oxford. Entered the diplomatic service, an...
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Crawford John Willoughby 1817-1875 Born In Ireland Came To
Canada, 1824; studied law and called to the bar, 1824. Sat in t...
Le Gardeur De Repentigny Pierre
Arrived at Quebec from Normandy with
his wife and family, 1636...
Broglie Achille Charles Leonce Victor Duc De 1785-1870 Foreign
secretary under Louis-Philippe, 1832-1834, and prime minister,
(John Graves Simcoe era) British army evacuates, 25. (Sir Frede...
(Louis Joseph Papineau era) Assists Papineau in defeating motio...
The first permanent settlers were those who came with De
Razilly in 1632, and from these the Acadians of to-day are descended.
Other French immigrants were brought by d'Aulnay de Charnisay from 1639
to 1649, and by La Tour and Le Borgne in 1651 and 1658 respectively.
There were also small immigrations at divers later dates. The first
general nominal census was taken in 1671, and gave a population of 392
souls. In 1686 there were 885 persons in Acadia. Seven years later the
inhabitants numbered 1018. When Acadia was ceded to Britain in 1713, the
Acadian population was 2500. Although from 1713 to 1745 a number of
families had escaped to the new French colonies of Isle Royale and Isle
St. Jean (now Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island), still in 1749, when
the British settled Halifax, there were about 12,500 Acadians in the
province. Another large influx of population to the same colonies, and
to the St. John River, took place between 1749 and 1755, yet there
remained in the latter year in the peninsula and in the Isthmus of
Chignecto some 10,000 inhabitants, of whom nearly 7000 were deported in
1755. The rest escaped to the woods; some went to Miramichi, and later
to Baie des Chaleurs; others crossed over to the Isles Royale and St.
Jean, and quite a number found their way to St. John River, and from
thence to the province of Quebec. The whole population of Acadians in
the peninsula, the Isthmus of Chignecto, the St. John River, Isle
Royale, and Isle St. Jean, at the time of the expulsion, is computed at
16,000. =Bib.=: Murdoch, History of Nova Scotia; Campbell, History of
Nova Scotia; Haliburton, Historical and Statistical Account of Nova
Scotia; Hannay, History of Acadia; Raymond, St. John River; Gaudet,
Acadian Genealogy (Report on Dominion Archives, 1905, vol. 2).
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